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Embracing the Awkward


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Feeling comfortable in your school environment Updating your style and look so you feel confident Deciding on a person that's worth getting to know Having a conversation with someone you like Avoiding getting friend zoned How to deal with rejection Techniques for becoming popular and gaining respect Handling your parents getting involved in your dating life The different methods of asking someone out Figuring out what you can do on a first date and beyond Maintaining a long distance relationship What it takes to be a good partner in a relationship Customer Benefits The reader will learn how to sort out their surrounding friends, hobbies and style so they can create an environment that will help them feel empowered. The reader will learn how to talk to, ask out and flirt with their crush without falling into the trap of rejection, the friend zone or being single forever. The reader will learn how to accept themselves for who they are. Part of growing is recognizing all that you have right now in this present moment.

About the Author

Joshua Rodriguez is a motivational speaker on multiple digital platforms including YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram. Starting his YouTube channel in 2011, he has built a mass following of middle school and high school teens looking for advice in different areas of their life: * self worth, * relationships, * academics * and family. His videos and content has been featured in prominent marketing publications and has also been used in many different schools across the country. Josh was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where he has worked in the education technology field for over 7 years communicating with teachers, principals and students all across the world. Josh is currently the digital media specialist at Hapara, designing digital media campaigns for teachers and school leaders in the education technology space. After graduating college, he noticed that more and more students were turning to the internet to learn about life issues and to ask questions they may have been too afraid to talk to their parents or friends about. From there Josh began to look at other motivational content creators online and saw a need for someone to be speaking to teens directly about these issues from a place of non-judgment and acceptance. Josh's teaching approach is inspired by the late Fred "McFeeley" Rogers who taught children they are special just the way they are and Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh who speaks about cultivating peace in every step.


"Teens today have more demands on their time than many business executives. So, how does a teen live an effective life, one filled with good relationships and success in school and in their personal life? Joshua Rodriguez's book, Embracing the Awkward, has answers to those question and many more. This is one of the best guides out there today." - Sean Covey, bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
"Joshua is one of the good guys. He genuinely cares about teaching people confidence and relationship skills. I'm so excited for him to have put everything he knows into this book." - Evan Carmichael, bestselling author of Your One Word

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